25 Stupid Mistakes You’ll Make as a Parent

Everyone sets out to be the perfect parent. From the first moment you hold your baby on the day they’re born, you tell yourself you’ll do everything right for your child.

And then you immediately manage to screw something up.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with you – that’s just how it goes. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world other than like, underwater welding. While you’re going to do most things right, there are bound to be some mistakes along the way. From the time they are born until they move out of your house, your child is going to force you to make decision after decision. Unfortunately, some of those decisions are going to be wrong, despite your best intentions.

So, what kind of things are you sure to do wrong at one point or another? The following list includes 25 stupid mistakes that are made at least once by nearly every new parent.

1. Putting a Diaper On Incorrectly

You are going to change a lot – a lot – of diapers. Some of them will be just a bit wet, and your child will be cooperating, and it will be no problem at all. Some of them, however, will be a nightmare. There will be a seriously eye-watering stink coming from the dirty diaper, your child will want nothing to do with wearing the new one, and panic will set in. This is when mistakes are going to be made.

Don’t feel too bad – it happens to everybody at least once.

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